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    Victorian Culture

    Professor Akim Reinhardt talked about Victorian Era culture in the United States in the last half of the 19th century. He described the societal customs of the upper and emerging middle…

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    Buffalo Soldier Regiments

    John Langellier talked about his book, Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army. He spoke about the all-black U.S. Army regiments ordered to defend the western frontier…

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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Governors

    Stephen Engle, author of Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors, talked about the pivotal role the Union governors played in securing victory in the Civil War. “They are a Body of…

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    National Law Enforcement Museum

    Rebecca Looney and Sarah Haggerty talked about about the National Law Enforcement Museum and the collections which tell the story of law enforcement history. The National Law Enforcement…

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    U.S. Diplomacy and Counterinsurgency Policy in Vietnam

    Steve Young, a former adviser who helped coordinate civilian and military programs during the Vietnam War, talked about how the conflict in Southeast Asia evolved over time and the role that…

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    First Lady Florence Harding

    Katherine Sibley talked about how Florence Harding set new precedents as first lady by advocating for causes such as veterans' assistance and animal rights. She also talked about how President Warren…

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    Political Career of President Gerald Ford

    Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr. Holloway spoke about Gerald Ford’s life after college and how World War II changed…

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    Charlottesville Driving Tour

    Historian Coy Barefoot gave a driving tour of Charlottesville, Virginia, visiting three sections of the city: the University of Virginia campus, the downtown area, and the surrounding county. C-SPAN’s…

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    James Monroe's Political Career

    Dan Preston, editor of James Monroe’s papers, talked about the fifth president’s early political career and what motivated voters to support him. He also explained how the early Electoral College…

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    Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges

    Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This…

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    Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia Papers

    Edward Gaynor showed selected items from the University of Virginia’s collection of Thomas Jefferson papers that show the origins of the university. The coleection includes numerous architectural drawings…

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    Memorial Museums and Memory

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum director Sara Bloomfield spoke with Alice Greenwald, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. They talked…

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    American and British Suffrage Movements

    Historian Johanna Neuman talked about the evolution of and interactions between American and British suffrage movements. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

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    Civil War Era and the Constitution

    Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th Amendment, ratified…

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    Opening Day

    Jonathan Eig talked about his book Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season, published by Simon and Schuster. The author contended that Robinson was not the best player in the Negro…

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    1916 San Francisco Bombing

    Professor Jeffrey Johnson talked about the 1916 bombing of a parade in San Francisco that killed 10 and wounded 40. The bombing took place on what was called “Preparedness Day,” organized…

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    Teaching Underground Railroad History

    Historians talked about some on the most common misconceptions about the Underground Railroad and imagine what it might have been like to escape from slavery. The scholars explored how to…

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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

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    Attempts to Overthrow Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

    Vince Houghton talked about attempts by the U.S. government to overthrow or assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. He spoke about the Bay of Pigs invasion as well as lesser-known plans…

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